Re: This isn't exactly a new idea
Posted by WQ on 4/11/2017, 12:48 pm, in reply to "This isn't exactly a new idea"
"throughout the early and mid 2000s, but despite some of these bands garnering audiences and good reviews, the sales and the venues they played told the story of declining public interest. It's no coincidence, IMO, that it was at this time when it became kosher for virtually anybody who ever sold anything between the 60s and the '80s to be rebirthed purely as nostalgia attractions during this time."
Well, I think the more pertinent fact is that this time coincides with the rise of the internet and downloading music, which likely hurt record sales much more than dinosaur acts milking the nostalgia of aging Boomers. Millennials and Generation X are just as nostalgic and interested in reliving their childhood as the Boomers are, and the internet -- especially YouTube --
has made that easier than ever.